PAD: Day 9 – Mistake

Zamboni

The Zamboni smooths the ice until
there is no sign of
bright-coated kids who played
tag across the rink
running on their toes
ice chunks flying behind them.
Just a clean surface for
blades to write a story on.

If I had a Zamboni
I would smooth out
all of the gouges I leave
with thoughtless words
or none at all
(which may be worse);
and edit the story
I’ve already written.

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